What's all this fuss about?

Latin lyrics in Heavy Metal music are a common phenomenon. The darker the music, the more evil the band wanna be. What's better than using an old, mysterious, hardly understandable, cryptic, medieval and therefore almost satanic language? Unfortunately bands seldom know how to use this language properly. So, instead of evoking the demons of the realm of evil, they just evoke a hop-frog. Clatu verata nicto! - The most of you know what happened after this wrongly spoken spell.

Normally, two questions are the result of the fact that you've just read a latin phrase:
- What does it mean? (almost everybody)
- Is it correct? (just a few latin aficionados)

This page doesn't want to make fun of mistakes in latin lyrics. I wanna answer the first question to everybody who is interested. The second question is just for myself or for the two or three weird guys out there or for bands which are thinking about using a latin phrase as well. You can contact me if you want.

Samstag, 16. Juni 2012

Merrimack - Beati estis cum maledixerint vobis

 Merrimack - The Acausal Mass (2012)

Soon, another french avantgarde black metal band gonna release their fourth full-length called "The Acausal Mass". Beati estis cum maledixerint vobis is one of the tracks on this record. This is a quote from Matthew 5:11 and means Blessed are you when people insult you. Check out the song, I'm quite sure that you will be blessed. Or, as the Romans would have said it: Beati estis carmen cum audiveritis